A 29-year-old male asked:
is it possible to have acute hepatitis b/c without elevated liver enzyms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Roberto answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Technically, Yes: Either/both viruses have a 'latent' phase, where infection is occurring, but you are not yet symptomatic and no liver injury is occurring. Also, either B/C can give you a very mild 'subclinical' infection- you might just be a little tired or entirely asymptomatic, and have minimal elevations if at all. Lastly, both can cause chronic hepatitis (dangerous, too) with negligible elevations.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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